2017 has been average for Bollywood biggies as many of these mega star films were rejected by the audience, be it Tubelight, Jagga Jasoos, Jab Harry Met Sejal or Munna Michael. However, this year also saw the biggest Indian film of all time, Baahubali 2 and then other biggies finding acceptance in crowd’s hearts such as Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Jolly LLB 2, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Judwaa 2 and Golmaal Again.
Now, one of the most interesting things is going to happen in December 2017. Two mega movies Padmavati and Tiger Zinda Hai are releasing in the same month. No, there’s no clash, both the films have ample time open at box office. But, if these movies stay true to their enormous potential and connect with the Indian audience, they can give the Biggest December of All Time in Bollywood.
In 2015, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani and Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale were released in December. In fact, it was a big clash. Bajirao Mastani became one of the most successful films of that year by earning 184 crore while Dilwale minted 148 crore in its lifetime run. So, total of these two movies itself was beyond 300 crore, 332 to be precise.
In 2016, Aamir Khan’s Dangal alone collected 387 crore at Indian box office and it is also the 2nd Highest Grosser Film of All Time in India.
Now, let’s focus on Padmavati and Tiger Zinda Hai. Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed movie and Deepika Padukone in a titular role. Yes, you are getting an idea, right? Then, there is Ranveer Singh who gave one of the best performances in recent times in Bollywood through Bajirao Mastani, again an SLB movie. Add to that, Shahid Kapoor’s meticulous character of a king. So, Padmavati is surely looking like another masterpiece by Bhansali.
The trailer has exceeded the expectations of audience and now, everyone wants to witness the brave story of Queen Padmavati, her husband and ultimately, the villain: Allauddin Khilji. Padmavati is easily going to touch the 200 crore milestone and can go beyond that as well.
Coming to the Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai. Well, it’s Salman, so there is no introduction required for his stardom and box office dominance. After the trailer that was released, fans have gone crazy and there is going to be a gigantic storm on 22nd December which will flock to the theaters and every show will be going packed.
Salman Khan is back in his signature role as action hero who will kick bad guys and will romance with Katrina Kaif, another high point of the film. TZH has ample action, heavy fights, romance and thrill. It is already the potential 300 crore movie. Who knows, if everything goes well, it can even surpass the 350 crore line.
So, together these two movies can do a business that can span over 500 crore which will be the Highest for any December.
Well, it’s the last month of the year and it needs to be full of bonanza. We hope Padmavati and Tiger Zinda Hai will deliver.